Thi Nguyen, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Tacoma Dental Care

Thi Nguyen, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tacoma, WA

Custom-made dentures are more than prosthetic devices; they give you back your smile, helping you speak, chew, and feel like yourself again. The dental professionals at Tacoma Dental Care in Tacoma, Washington, are experts at fitting and making dentures to help you look and feel like yourself again. To find the right denture option for your needs, call the office or schedule an appointment online for a consultation.

Dentures Q & A

Are there different types of dentures?

The knowledgeable licensed denturists and cosmetic dentists at Tacoma Dental Care offer a variety of all-in-one treatment options for patients of all ages. From the preliminary consultation to completed dentures, or a later denture relining or repair, you'll enjoy only the highest quality materials and service. You have multiple dental options to choose from, including:

  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Acrylic partial dentures
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners
  • Implant-supported dentures

From start to finish, your provider at Tacoma Dental Care can monitor and alter the look and feel of your dentures to make sure you end up with a smile you're proud to show off.

What are immediate dentures?

You might be a prime candidate for immediate dentures if you've lost your teeth as a result of illness, injury, or decay, and need full dentures. Immediate dentures are readily available, which means you don't have to suffer the inconvenience of not having teeth.

Keep in mind, though, that immediate dentures do not have a "try on" period and can take some time to feel normal. They need to be regularly realigned to ensure a continued, comfortable fit.

Are partial dentures a better choice for me?

Removable partial dentures with a metal frame are the most common type of partial dentures. Unlike full dentures, which replace all of your natural teeth, partial dentures only replace missing teeth.

Metal-based dentures are standard, especially for patients missing rear teeth. The sturdy framework makes it possible for you to chew, bite, and eat a variety of foods. Partial dentures with metal frames connect to existing teeth, keeping them in place and you feeling secure—all without dental adhesives.

A more cost-effective alternative is acrylic partial dentures. They tend to be cheaper than partials with metal frames, but they also need to be replaced more often. They're often used as transitional dentures, a short-term solution for replacing front teeth while the dentist constructs permanent bridges or partial dentures.

The team at Tacoma Dental Care is here to answer your questions and restore your smile. To learn more about dentures, call the office or book your dental consultation online.